What's the best way to find plans for building an office desk from scratch?
August 31, 2009 7:27 AM Subscribe
I'm a tall, skinny software developer, (6'5"/196cm) who cannot find a desk even remotely what I need/want in terms of style, quality, and size. I am going to have a carpenter build me a desk. Google has found me nothing. Do you have a desk you love? What makes you love it? Are you a tall person who finds they need keyboard/mouse at exactly the right height? How did you solve this? Do you have plans you love or a desk design you can recommend?
posted by carlodio to Work & Money (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
i am quite particular about desk height as i have long arms and if the desk is too high it causes overuse/carpal tunnel-y problems.
My office is a 100+ year old building in Buenos Aires, Argentina so I'm not looking for ikea-style semi desposability, more big-old-oak durability. There is no 'office depot' but that's not the style or quality i'm looking for anyway...
What's the best way to find (I'm willing to pay) a set of desk plans that I can give to a carpenter to have a desk built from scratch? Alternatively, If I draw my own, what do I need to provide?
Any and all thoughts about how to tackle this problem are welcome... help make my 10 hours a day more enjoyable!